Milan Shashik, Bishop of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo, passed away
Bishop Milan Shashik was the head of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo as Apostolic Administrator since November 12, 2002. On March 17, 2010, he was appointed Ordinary Bishop.
Shashik was born on September 17, 1952, in Slovakia. After graduating from school, he joined the Missionary Congregation, studied philosophy and theology at the Bratislava Seminary, and in 1976 was ordained a priest. He served in a variety of pastoral work in the Congregation. After studying in Rome, where he got a master's degree in Spiritual Theology, Shashik worked at the Apostolic Nunciature in Kyiv for six years. Also, he served as a pastor in Transcarpathia. Following his appointment as Apostolic Administrator of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo, Milan Shashik was ordained a bishop on January 6, 2003 by Pope John Paul II.